Since taking office in 2018, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has reiterated that his government would prioritize energy security and reduce the country’s dependency on foreign fuel imports, such as natural gas and gasoline. 

While López Obrador’s government has built a $19 billion refinery in the southern state of Tabasco in hopes to reduce gasoline imports, Mexico is further from its goal of energy security than it was at the start of the current administration, according to information from the World Energy Council (WEC).

In a presentation given to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Sempra’s Energía Costa Azul (ECA) LNG import terminal, Francisco Xavier Salazar Diez de Sollano, former chairman of Mexico’s Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE),...